Comparing the texts Northanger Abbey and Wuthering Heights, how do Gothic conventions interact with gender?

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What is so fascinating about both of these texts is the way that both authors deliberately subvert presentations of gender in Gothic novels in order to achieve their desired effects. Austen for example deliberately plays with the features of Gothic novels to show the way in which a young impressionable female who reads too many Gothic novels can easily see herself as the heroine in a Gothic novel because of her overactive imagination. Note the way that Henry, on their journey to Northanger Abbey , uses his knowledge of Gothic novels to talk about how his family house contains "chests that cannot be opened" and "doors without any locks." This...

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